Children today have embraced new technologies as a source of information, education and entertainment. The use of digital technology has been completely normalised by this generation, and it is now fully integrated into their daily lives. Children and young people are using technology in new and exciting ways, enhancing and enriching their lives with the many tools on offer. With the advent of Web 2.0 technologies (web based technologies that emphasize online collaboration and sharing among users), young people are no longer passive recipients of online information, but are increasingly interacting directly within a digital landscape.
In their exploration of these technologies, young people are not only developing their ICT skills, but also a whole host of ‘softer’ skills – creativity, communication and networking skills, for example – which will be much in demand by the employers of the future. Children are increasingly referred to as ‘digital natives’: citizens born into a digital world, who grow up surrounded by and emerged in the technology and tools of the digital age. Their confidence and skills in using this technology is typically high, but their knowledge and awareness of the inherent issues, risks and dangers is usually very low.
All at Woodnewton are commited to keeping your child safe and teaching your child to keep themselves safe - we believe children and young people need to be empowered to keep themselves safe. We have a thorough E-safety policy.
Our E-Safety curriculum begins in the Foundation Stage and goes through until Year 6. We provide E-Safety training for all staff and we also provide certificated E-safety training for parents and carers. See the links below.
Do you know how to keep your children safe? Do your children know how to keep safe?
- Are you a switched on parent? Click here to find out.....
- For more information visit the THINKUKNOW website. Click here to visit....
- For tools/settings to keep your child safe whilst they are working online click here
- Click here to undertake Woodnewton's E-Safety training for parents and carers and earn yourself a certificate.
To view our E-Safety Policy and other useful information please download the documents from below .